Stephens College professor creates diversity video for community celebration

A Stephens College assistant professor questioned Columbia residents about diversity and is presenting his findings as a multimedia presentation Thursday morning at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. 

Students write poems and essays celebrating diversity in Columbia

Essays and poems written by students are published in the 2012 Student Writings Booklet, which will be distributed at Thursday's Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. 

Percent for Art program seeking local artists for Short Street garage project

The project has a $47,000 budget and, once finished, would be the third public art project at municipal parking garages.

Four artists chosen as finalists for City Hall projects

The final four artists will be considered to design artwork for the fifth and fourth floors of City Hall. 

Columbia College art student stages exhibition at Tellers Gallery & Bar

Meridith Gray's paintings of nebulae are featured at Tellers Gallery & Bar this month.

Columbia band Mary & The Giant shines in spotlight

Formed in 2009, this local band has developed a style of its own, blending folk, pop, rock, blues and country together to create "colonial pop."

PHOTO GALLERY: Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the State Historical Society has put up the Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series. 

North Village farmers market finishes season, likely to return next spring

The North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market ended Sunday. The market will probably resume in March or April.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School prepares for 'White Christmas' production

Hickman High School is preparing to put on its largest musical performance ever.

Columbia Image Awards ceremony recognizes institutions for improving city image

The Columbia Image Awards Committee handed out six Image Awards on Thursday evening to businesses who helped beautify the city. 

DOWNTOWN: KOPN fundraiser celebrates weeklong pledge drive

KOPN, a local mid-Missouri radio station, raised about $27,000 at its fundraiser Thursday. The station has served Columbia for 38 years and is the eighth oldest community radio station in the U.S.

Author Michael Martone to appear in MU reading series

He is the author of 12 books and has his work in publications such as Esquire, Harper’s and Best American Essays.

Artist brings color, whimsy to downtown Columbia traffic box

Local artist Stephanie Foley is the fourth participant working in a project to paint the city's traffic boxes in hopes of deterring graffiti vandalism and making the downtown area more attractive.

Ragtag Cinema hopes "skedaddle" will raise money for equipment

Ragtag Cinema will be hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend throughout The District to raise money for a new digital projection system.

Arts funding lacks diversity

A recent report showed most arts funding goes to activities that primarily serve a wealthy, white audience, while community-based, culturally diverse arts initiatives receive little funding.

Boone County Art Show brings mid-Missouri art to downtown Columbia

The 52nd Annual Boone County Art Show opens Saturday morning, leaving volunteers and participants with less than 24 hours to transform Boone County National Bank into mid-Missouri's largest art gallery.

UPDATE: St. Louis City Museum founder Bob Cassilly found dead

Known for being an unconventional thinker, Bob Cassilly's creativity continued until his death. He was found dead in a bulldozer on Monday at the site of his latest project. The bulldozer is thought to have flipped with him in it. 

Kansas City Museum to house Hispanic history

Museum officials attempt to connect to Kansas City's Hispanic roots by gathering local artifacts and documents for its annals.

UPDATE: Kauffman Center debut: KC's $414 million arts center open

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens Friday night after years of delays. The center will host the Kansas City Sympony, Kansas City Ballet and other national performance groups.

Kansas City's Kauffman performing arts center to open this weekend

The $414 million center will hold a public open house with performances by local groups Sunday.